Palace battling to keep Clyne away from Wolves, Villa

Crystal Palace are battling to keep hold of fullback Nathaniel Clyne.

The Daily Mail says the Eagles have managed to fight off serious interest from Wolves and Birmingham City for key defender Clyne in the past but now look likely to lose the England Under 21 right back.

The 20-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season when he can leave on a free transfer, though interested clubs would be required to pay compensation to Palace.

Sources close to Clyne have indicated that he will not sign fresh terms at Selhurst Park, though his outlook may change if the club are promoted to the Premier League.

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish is an admirer of Clyne, but he failed to lure the defender to Birmingham during his time at St Andrew’s.

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